Beware The Wild Card

Last year, an unheralded WQS journeyman and Bells local named Adam Robertson (pictured) wrote a David and Goliath tale, surfing through the trials all the way to the final, where he was finally stopped by an in-form Joel Parkinson. But perpetrating bold acts on a used Simon Anderson he'd pulled off a surf shop rack (a board that had previously been owned by one Kelly Slater), the un-sponsored Robertson let it be known that Tour regulars would do well to beware the gritty local kids. (Joli)